Afternoon Course

Graham Swift

Mothering Sunday

(2016)

 

It is 1924, Mothering Sunday. How will Jane Fairchild, orphan and housemaid, occupy her time when she has no mother to visit? How, shaped by the events of this never to be forgotten day, will her future unfold?

In one sense, this is a feminist story – an orphan girl who finds  her independence and a successful profession. But it is also a fairy story,  a story of poverty, of serendipity, of ambition and  transformation.

 

 

 

Dates:    Tuesdays 4.00 - 5.30 p.m

 

October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

            November 5, 12, 19, 26

            December 3, 17

 

      January 7, 21, 28,

            February 4, 11,

            March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

            April 7, 14, 21, 28

 

 

Copies of the novel along with a glossary of difficult words will be handed out to participants on the first evening of the course.

 

Level of the course: Advanced

 

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